Pradeep S. Prasad, MD, MBA

Pradeep S. Prasad, MD, MBA

Retina and Vitreous Diseases
Primary Location
Doris Stein Eye Research Center
200 Stein Plaza Doris Stein
Los Angeles, California 90095


Academic / Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Chief, Division of Ophthalmology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Pradeep Prasad, M.D., M.B.A., is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology in the Retina Division of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and Chief of Ophthalmology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is a leader in the field of ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases. His areas of expertise include the management of diabetic retinopathy, complex retinal detachments, age-related macular degeneration, macular holes, dislocated intraocular lenses, and ocular trauma.  

Dr. Prasad has authored numerous peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters. He has been an invited lecturer internationally, is a reviewer for numerous medical journals and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists and the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology.   

Dr. Prasad earned his doctor of medicine degree at the University of California, Los Angeles where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After completing his medical internship at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, he completed his residency in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical fellowship at the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. Dr. Prasad later went on to obtain a Masters in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA with a specialization in healthcare operations and biomedical innovation.

Dr. Prasad has been recognized for his achievement as an educator and scientist. He has been the recipient of both the Stein Eye Institute fellow and faculty teaching awards. His research has been recognized and awarded locally at UCLA as well as nationally by the American Society of Retina Specialists. In addition to his practice as a retina specialist at UCLA, Dr. Prasad serves as the ophthalmology clerkship director for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is the principal investigator on numerous multi-center clinical trials.




Medical Board Certification

Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology, 2012


UCLA School of Medicine, 2011


UCLA School of Medicine, 2009


VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, 2006


UCLA Anderson School of Management, MBA, 2017
UCLA School of Medicine, MD, 2005


  • Faculty Teaching Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2015
  • Bausch and Lomb Retina Research Award, 2011
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2011
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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center



  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Clinic Operations


  • Faculty Teaching Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2015
  • Bausch and Lomb Retina Research Award, 2011
  • Fellow Teaching Award, Jules Stein Eye Institute, 2011
  • Robert E. Christensen Research Award, 2009
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honors Society, 2005